Ladysmith Black Mambazo, was founded in 1964 after Joseph Shabalala got a vision in a dream. When Paul Simon collaborated with the band for his now legendary 'Graceland' album in 1986, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, who, until then, were only popular with South Africa's black population, all of a sudden got worldwide recognition. Ladysmith's discography counts over 50 (!) albums and on 'Songs From A Zulu Farm', the band returns to the world of their childhood and the songs they were taught in the hilly pastures of KwaZulu-Natal. It should come as no surprise the titles of various songs on the album refer to farm animals ('Yangiluma Inkukhu/The Biting Chicken', 'Wemfana/Bad Donkey', 'Lezenkomo/Praise The Cows And Bulls'...). That being said, a Zulu version of evergreen 'Old MacDonald Had A Farm' frankly just seemed a step too far. Even after all these years the vocal rhythms of Ladysmith Black Mambazo haven't lost anything of their beauty and strength and continue to fascinate! Amandla ("power")!